Hepatic porphyria is an abnormal increase in pigments or colorings (porphyrins) made in the liver. Signs include abnormal sensitivity to light and pain in the abdomen. This is a hereditary disorder that usually usually develops after hepatitis, heavy metal poisoning, and certain anemias.
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.
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